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Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu

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Despite the popularity of lightweight desktop environments, options like KDE have also had their hand in making desktop Linux a real pleasure to use. Recently, I wrote a distro comparison of Ubuntu vs. Debian, explaining that Debian presents you with various desktops from which to choose while Ubuntu provides only Unity. To take this a step further, I'll be exploring Kubuntu today so I can expand on that initial comparison.

In this article, I'll look into how Kubuntu differs from Ubuntu, where it shines and some of the areas which might need some improvement.

Installing Kubuntu

Immediately after booting the ISO image, the Kubuntu install experience feels very KDE-centric. The install media offers the same choices as a standard Ubuntu installation, down to the option for installing third-party software and updates.

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